|Reflections on Africa's First World Cup - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Chris Bolsmann (Sociology, Aston University) on the successful 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Topics covered include experiences at stadiums; FIFA's Disney-fied World Cup; Pan-Africanism and African teams; and the economic and political impact of the tournament. More World Cup Thoughts Online: "After the Final" with Karabo Mathang and Sindi Mabizela (audio) Laurent Dubois and Achille Mbembe on "The People's Game" (audio) African Soccerscapes by Peter Alegi (book) Dr...
Keywords: 2010 World Cup; Chris Bolsmann; football; soccer; South Africa
|2010 World Cup and Grassroots Soccer - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Thabo Dladla, Conti Khubeka and Zeph Mthembu on the potential impact of the 2010 World Cup on grassroots soccer in South Africa. All three men are former professional players now coaching youths. What does 2010 mean to these elders of the game? Will the tournament address the legacy of apartheid and the new challenges of globalization? Putting people before profits, Dladla says, is necessary to effect positive social change.
Keywords: 2010 World Cup; development; FIFA; football; SAFA; soccer; South Africa
|African Soccerscapes - MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University|
Peter Alegi discusses his book manuscript in process African Soccerscapes: Sport, Race, Nation, and Capitalism (Ohio University Press, forthcoming in 2009). Guest host Solomon Getahun and Peter Limb talk with Alegi about football and anti-colonial nationalism in Nigeria, Algeria, and South Africa; the history of migration of African players to Europe; and South Africa's hosting of the 2010 World Cup.
Keywords: 2010 World Cup; African nationalism; Algeria; football; history; Nigeria; Peter Alegi; soccer; Solomon Getahun; South Africa